Illinois Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Static Prime, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. Omega FQ

    Omega FQ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2020
    Posts:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    Chicago
    Likes:
    +203
    4 Rodimus Primes at the Elston Ave Target as of this morning.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. MarvelBoy23

    MarvelBoy23 Homo-Bot

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Posts:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +22

    I snagged one this morning, there was 1 left, 3 Ark's a ton of Marvel Legend Netflix wave and tons of non-exclusive Joe's. The toy aisle at this Elston Target was stocked up!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. toboggan

    toboggan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Posts:
    533
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +51
    Big fan of the Elston Target - they have long dry spells, but when they hit, they HIT, baby.
     
  4. Omega FQ

    Omega FQ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2020
    Posts:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    Chicago
    Likes:
    +203
    Elston Target had 2 Rodimus Primes and still had 1 Ark today.
     
  5. Nightwing24

    Nightwing24 00 Agent

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Posts:
    837
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +48
    Thanks for the heads up! Snagged the last roddi on my lunch break. Didn't see any arks left for those who want one. Does everyone else's rodimus trailer have issues closing the roof halves? My buddy's copy won't close properly and mine won't even with the turret removed.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Prometheus 073

    Prometheus 073 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Posts:
    637
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +579
    I had a slight problem on mine, the seam along the top didn't quite want to stay completely sealed together, but would split open a millimeter or so. I applied clear nail polish to each of the tabs that lock the trailer closed, and that worked like a charm for me. Holds together nice and solid now. (Took two coats.)
     
  7. Cracka J

    Cracka J judas in my mind TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    12,198
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +2,479
    yeah its unfortunate we have to use nail polish on an $80 figure but it works.
     
  8. Nightwing24

    Nightwing24 00 Agent

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Posts:
    837
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +48
    Seriously... the only reason i picked it up was because I had giftcards to use. Imo the figure is barely worth the $46 I paid. It's not a bad figure, but I expect more from both a quality and feature perspective if you're expecting to get nearly $90 out of people.
     
  9. MarvelBoy23

    MarvelBoy23 Homo-Bot

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Posts:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +22
    Same issue with mine. Also the left side plate that folds under the chest is so loose it keeps falling off. ‍♂️
     
  10. Prometheus 073

    Prometheus 073 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Posts:
    637
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +579
    All I know is I would not return it for a full refund even with the issue. Its a beautiful figure, with tons of playability and incredible engineering. There are probably over a hundred tolerance points and they all work beautifully on mine, except that one.

    If I were to hop in a Delorian, go back in time and show this figure to my 12 year old self, he would LOSE HIS FUCKING MIND.

    I don't understand all the complaints about this figure at all. It's beautiful. Solid. And even inspired at times, literally MORE than I ever asked for in this figure. Put 90 bucks in one of my hands, put this figure in the other, tell me I can choose to have ONE or The OTHER... I'll choose the figure every time. Not a hard choice at all.

    EDIT: I Apologize for all irrelevant commentary in this post. I got a bit carried away. I just really enjoyed this figure a great deal. I know we should try to keep on the subject of SIGHTINGS; I will do better.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2021
    • Like Like x 5
  11. Cracka J

    Cracka J judas in my mind TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    12,198
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +2,479
    I love commander roddy just sucks the trailer needs nail polish to actually close properly.

    just slightly disappointing when jetfire and skylynx were amazing.
     
  12. MarvelBoy23

    MarvelBoy23 Homo-Bot

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Posts:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +22

    100% He is effing awesome otherwise. His eyes shimmer and glow and his molding is excellent.
     
  13. Nightwing24

    Nightwing24 00 Agent

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Posts:
    837
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +48
    To each their own. I was never attached to roddy as a character so maybe that's why I'm a bit luke warm on it. The figure itself has some impressive engineering, but $90 worth?? Eh, to me that's pushing it a bit. To me he's a $50 figure all day. For $90 i expect more features for the trailer, less cheap looking wheels and a spoiler that's cast in yellow plastic vs paint that's gonna end up chipping.
     
  14. Klismo

    Klismo Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2020
    Posts:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    7
    Likes:
    +4
    Target on Route 59 in Joliet had 2 new MPM Bumblebee Primes, I grabbed one. The Joliet Walmart on Jefferson had nothing of note.
     
  15. mirarage

    mirarage Agent of Primus

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Posts:
    3,239
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Hatfield, southeastPA
    Likes:
    +1,222
    I read on this site somewhere that the cause if this problem may be how the trailer was tied down in package.
    Tied off in an open position.
    Maybe a little past the norm.
    Then exposed to a little more warmth while in transit while on the open sea.
    The sides of the trailer warped a little.
    While the polish works, some have tried strapping the panel together and putting the trailer in a hot room for a while.
    Reversing the warping effect.
    May be more of a packaging problem then a design flaw.
     
  16. rego0012

    rego0012 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Posts:
    1,826
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,699
    Put some stickers on the inside rail where the tabs go in so it would close and I could reverse it easily on my trailer then dunked it in boiling water for a few seconds. Let it sit closed for a day and it now closes up perfectly.
     
  17. doctomorrow

    doctomorrow Active Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2015
    Posts:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Likes:
    +47
    Two Rodimuses at woodfield Target!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Aldo

    Aldo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2018
    Posts:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +378
    Found a Rodimus at the Rosemont Target. One left.
     
  19. RileyVonMetalLeg

    RileyVonMetalLeg Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2020
    Posts:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Likes:
    +16
    Does WreckGar exist?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Aldo

    Aldo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2018
    Posts:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +378
    Do we exist?